What Are 3 Safety Precautions Motorcyclists Can Take to Avoid Fatal Accidents?

Motorcyclists are exposed to significant dangers when they are operating on the roadway around other vehicles. The reality is that a motorcyclist does not have much protection for the force of a vehicle and the subsequent impacts. Safety is of the utmost importance for all motorcyclists in Illinois. Here, we want to list the top…

What Time do Most Motorcycle Accidents Occur?

It should come as no surprise that motorcycle accidents can result in significant injuries for those involved. Motorcyclists do not have much protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. They have no metal frames, no airbags, and no seatbelts. However, there are certain times when motorcyclists are most vulnerable on the roadways….

Motorcycle Accident Settlement Negotiation Factors

Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries for those involved. Injured motorcyclists, unfortunately, can struggle to recover the compensation that they are entitled to. All too often, we find that insurance carriers and other parties involved have various unwarranted biases against the motorcyclist. Here, we want to discuss some of the factors that can affect…

What to do After a Motorcycle Accident

If you or somebody you care about has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is crucial that you take certain steps to help ensure your well-being and secure any compensation you may be entitled to. We know that the aftermath of any type of vehicle accident can be confusing and stressful. However, we want to…

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles can be incredibly exhilarating vehicles to own and operate. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to sustaining severe injuries in the event an accident occurs. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 2,266 motorcyclists were injured, and 119 motorcyclists were killed in accidents during the latest reporting year across the state. A significant percentage…

Illinois Motorcycle Helmet Laws

New Hampshire, Iowa, and Illinois are the only three states in the country with no motorcycle helmet requirement. Nineteen states, and the District of Columbia, have universal helmet laws which apply to all riders. The other twenty-eight states have limited helmet laws that apply only to some riders, mostly those under eighteen. In support of…

Illinois Moped, Scooter and Electric Bicycle Laws

Mopeds and scooters are very popular in dense and congested urban areas like Chicago. Their light weight makes them easy to ride. That same quality greatly reduces fuel consumption, so scooters and mopeds are inexpensive to own. Their small size makes them easy to park, and their small engines make almost no noise. Since they…

Illinois Motorcycle Laws

Since gasoline prices have remained relatively low, the number of motorcycle riders has leveled off in recent years. However, riding is gaining popularity in many places. New riders often have questions about basic legal matters. After all, a motorcycle is not exactly a car, but it is not exactly a bicycle either. Bicyclists and motorcyclists…

7 Reasons to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet

There are some reasons not to wear a motorcycle helmet. Helmets are cumbersome and uncomfortable. Furthermore, they eliminate the feel of the open road. Additionally, a 1986 study claimed that added helmet weight increases the chances of neck and spine injuries. But most scientists question Jonathan Goldsein’s conclusions. On the other end of the spectrum,…

Chicago Accident Lawyer Discusses Ways to Avoid Motorcycle Crashes and Injuries

Motorcycle riders are always at risk of serious injury from a motorcycle accident. Even experienced bikers face the risk of serious injury from the negligence of other motorists. If you were injured in a motorcycle collision that you did not cause, then a personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue compensation from…